Emily Bates voted AFLW player of the year at AFLPA awards, as Daisy Pearce, Kirsty Lamb, Charlie Rowbottom also recognized

Emily Bates has become just the second AFLW player to scoop all three major end-of-season awards in the same year.

Having already been named the league’s best and fairest, and the coaches’ association’s (AFLCA) MVP, Brisbane’s Bates on Wednesday night received the MVP award from the players’ association (AFLPA).

Just a day after she clinched the competition’s best and fairest title, the Lions vice-captain was voted player of the year by her peers with 286 votes.

Prolific North Melbourne ball-winner Ash Riddell (256 votes) and Richmond’s Mon Conti (164) rounded out the top three.

Adelaide champion Erin Phillips is the only other player to have won all three awards, performing the feat in 2019.


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